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di·vi·sion

 (dĭ-vĭzh′ən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of dividing.
b. The state of having been divided.
2. Mathematics The operation of determining how many times one quantity is contained in another; the inverse of multiplication.
3. The proportional distribution of a quantity or entity: the division of his property among his heirs.
4. Something, such as a boundary or partition, that serves to divide or keep separate.
5. One of the parts, sections, or groups into which something is divided.
6.
a. An area of government or corporate activity organized as an administrative or functional unit.
b. A territorial section marked off for political or governmental purposes.
7.
a. An administrative and tactical military unit that is smaller than a corps but is self-contained and equipped for prolonged combat activity.
b. A group of several ships of similar type forming a tactical unit under a single command in the US Navy.
c. A former unit of the US Air Force that was larger than a wing and smaller than an air force.
8. Botany The taxonomic category ranking just below kingdom, consisting of one or more related classes, and corresponding approximately to a phylum in zoological classification.
9. A category created for purposes of competition, as in boxing.
10.
a. Variance of opinion; disagreement.
b. A splitting into factions; disunion.
11. The physical separation and regrouping of members of a parliament according to their stand on an issue put to vote.
12. Biology Cell division.
13. A type of propagation characteristic of plants that spread by means of newly formed parts such as bulbs, suckers, or rhizomes.

[Middle English divisioun, from Old French division, from Latin dīvīsiō, dīvīsiōn-, from dīvīsus, past participle of dīvidere, to divide; see divide.]

di·vi′sion·al adj.

division

(dɪˈvɪʒən)
n
1. the act of dividing or state of being divided
2. the act of sharing out; distribution
3. something that divides or keeps apart, such as a boundary
4. one of the parts, groups, etc, into which something is divided
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a part of a government, business, country, etc, that has been made into a unit for administrative, political, or other reasons
6. (Parliamentary Procedure) a formal vote in Parliament or a similar legislative body
7. a difference of opinion, esp one that causes separation
8. (General Sporting Terms) (in sports) a section, category, or class organized according to age, weight, skill, etc
9. (Mathematics) a mathematical operation, the inverse of multiplication, in which the quotient of two numbers or quantities is calculated. Usually written: a ÷ b, , a/b
10. (Military)
a. army a major formation, larger than a regiment or brigade but smaller than a corps, containing the necessary arms to sustain independent combat
b. navy a group of ships of similar type or a tactical unit of naval aircraft
c. air force an organization normally comprising two or more wings with required support units
11. (Military) (plural) navy the assembly of all crew members for the captain's inspection
12. (Biology) biology (in traditional classification systems) a major category of the plant kingdom that contains one or more related classes. Compare phylum1
13. (Horticulture) horticulture any type of propagation in plants in which a new plant grows from a separated part of the original
14. (Logic) logic the fallacy of inferring that the properties of the whole are also true of the parts, as Britain is in debt, so John Smith is in debt
15. (Classical Music) (esp in 17th-century English music) the art of breaking up a melody into quick phrases, esp over a ground bass
[C14: from Latin dīvīsiō, from dīvidere to divide]
diˈvisional, diˈvisionary adj
diˈvisionally adv

di•vi•sion

(dɪˈvɪʒ ən)

n.
1. the act or process of dividing; state of being divided.
2. the arithmetic operation inverse to multiplication; the process of ascertaining how many times one number or quantity is contained in another.
3. something that divides or separates; partition.
4. something that marks a division; dividing line or mark.
5. one of the parts into which a thing is divided; section.
6. separation by difference of opinion or feeling; disagreement.
7. the separation of a legislature or other assembly into two groups in taking a vote.
8. one of the parts into which a country or an organization is divided for political, judicial, military, or other purposes.
9.
a. (in the army) a major administrative and tactical unit, larger than a brigade and smaller than a corps.
b. (in the navy) a tactical group of usu. four ships, part of a fleet or squadron.
10. an administrative unit of an industrial enterprise, government bureau, university, etc.
11. a category or grouping of sports teams or competitors according to standing, skill, weight, age, or the like.
12. the primary subdivision in the classification of the plant kingdom; a plant phylum.
13. a type of propagation in which new plants are grown from segments separated from the parent plant.
[1325–75; Middle English divisioun, devisioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin dīvīsiō <dīvīd-, variant s. of dīvidere to divide]
di•vi′sion•al, di•vi′sion•ar′y, adj.
di•vi′sion•al•ly, adv.

di·vi·sion

(dĭ-vĭzh′ən)
1. The act, process, or operation of dividing one number or quantity by another; the process of finding out how many times one number or quantity is contained in the other.
2. A group of plants ranking above a class and below a kingdom, corresponding to a phylum in other kingdoms. See Table at taxonomy.

division

1. A tactical unit/formation as follows: a. A major administrative and tactical unit/formation which combines in itself the necessary arms and services required for sustained combat, larger than a regiment/brigade and smaller than a corps. b. A number of naval vessels of similar type grouped together for operational and administrative command, or a tactical unit of a naval aircraft squadron, consisting of two or more sections. c. An air division is an air combat organization normally consisting of two or more wings with appropriate service units. The combat wings of an air division will normally contain similar type units.
2. An organizational part of a headquarters that handles military matters of a particular nature, such as personnel, intelligence, plans, and training, or supply and evacuation.
3. (DOD only) A number of personnel of a ship's complement grouped together for tactical and administrative control.

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1. A method of propagating a herbaceous plant vegetatively by lifting the crown and cutting it into small sections each with roots and shoots.
2. A useful technique for reinvigorating an old herbaceous plant using the same method.
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Noun1.division - an army unit large enough to sustain combatdivision - an army unit large enough to sustain combat; "two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
army corps, corps - an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions and their support
Special Forces, U. S. Army Special Forces, United States Army Special Forces - a division of the United States Army that is specially trained for guerilla fighting
battle group - an army unit usually consisting of five companies
2.division - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
frame - one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided
concept, conception, construct - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
beginning - the first part or section of something; "`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"
middle - an intermediate part or section; "A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle
end - a final part or section; "we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus"; "Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end"
high point - the most enjoyable part of a given experience; "the trumpet solo was the high point of the concert"
component, element, factor, ingredient, constituent - an abstract part of something; "jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"
whole - all of something including all its component elements or parts; "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of American literature"
chukka, chukker - (polo) one of six divisions into which a polo match is divided
inning, frame - (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
game - (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves
bout, round, turn - (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
first period - the first division into which the play of a game is divided
second period - the second division into which the play of a game is divided
final period - the final division into which the play of a game is divided
half - one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval
period - (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games
quarter - (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter"
over - (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
3.division - the act or process of dividing
separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
parcellation - the division into parcels; "the increasing parcellation of land with every generation"
cleavage - the act of cleaving or splitting
bisection - dividing into two equal parts
quartering - dividing into four equal parts
schism, split - division of a group into opposing factions; "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"
cutting, cut - the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
atomisation, atomization, fragmentation - separating something into fine particles
branching, ramification, fork, forking - the act of branching out or dividing into branches
dichotomisation, dichotomization - the act of dividing into two sharply different categories
quantisation, quantization - the act of dividing into quanta or expressing in terms of quantum theory
fractionation - separation into portions
syllabication, syllabification - forming or dividing words into syllables
hyphenation, word division - division of a word especially at the end of a line on a page
cutting, cut - the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"
4.division - an administrative unit in government or business
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, concern - a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"
administrative body, administrative unit - a unit with administrative responsibilities
department, section - a specialized division of a large organization; "you'll find it in the hardware department"; "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"
branch, subdivision, arm - a division of some larger or more complex organization; "a branch of Congress"; "botany is a branch of biology"; "the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages"
5.division - discord that splits a group
dissension, discord - disagreement among those expected to cooperate
6.division - a league ranked by quality; "he played baseball in class D for two years"; "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
league, conference - an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
7.division - (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
division Archaebacteria - in some classifications considered a kingdom
division Eubacteria - one-celled monerans having simple cells with rigid walls and (in motile types) flagella
Cyanophyta, division Cyanophyta - prokaryotic organisms sometimes considered a class or phylum or subkingdom; coextensive with the Cyanophyceae: cyanobacteria (blue-green algae)
division Schizophyta, Schizophyta - former term for the Cyanophyta
division Heterokontophyta, Heterokontophyta - algae having chlorophyll a and usually c, and flagella of unequal lengths; terminology supersedes Chrysophyta in some classifications
Chrysophyta, division Chrysophyta - mostly freshwater eukaryotic algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown or yellow pigment; yellow-green and golden-brown algae and diatoms: Xanthophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Bacillariophyceae; some classification systems superseded or subsumed by Heterokontophyta
division Phaeophyta, Phaeophyta - coextensive with class Phaeophyceae; in some classifications subsumed in the division Heterokontophyta
division Euglenophyta, Euglenophyta - free-swimming flagellate algae
Chlorophyta, division Chlorophyta - large division of chiefly freshwater eukaryotic algae that possess chlorophyll a and b, store food as starch, and cellulose cell walls; classes Chlorophyceae, Ulvophyceae, and Charophyceae; obviously ancestral to land plants
division Rhodophyta, Rhodophyta - lower plants; mostly marine and littoral eukaryotic algae
Cynodontia, division Cynodontia - a division of the order Therapsida from the Triassic period comprising small carnivorous tetrapod reptiles often with mammal-like teeth
Dicynodontia, division Dicynodontia - a division of Therapsida
Pisces - a group of vertebrates comprising both cartilaginous and bony fishes and sometimes including the jawless vertebrates; not used technically
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
biological group - a group of plants or animals
form division - an artificial taxonomic category for organisms of which the true relationships are obscure
8.division - (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
division Protista, Protista - eukaryotic one-celled living organisms distinct from multicellular plants and animals: protozoa, slime molds, and eukaryotic algae
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
Thallophyta - used only in former classifications: comprising what is now considered a heterogeneous assemblage of flowerless and seedless organisms: algae; bacteria; fungi; lichens
division Tracheophyta, Tracheophyta - in former classifications: comprising plants with a vascular system including ferns and fern allies as well as seed plants
Bryophyta, division Bryophyta - a division of nonflowering plants characterized by rhizoids rather than true roots and having little or no organized vascular tissue and showing alternation of generations between gamete-bearing forms and spore-bearing forms; comprises true mosses (Bryopsida) and liverworts (Hepaticopsida) and hornworts (Anthoceropsida)
division Pteridophyta, Pteridophyta - containing all the vascular plants that do not bear seeds: ferns, horsetails, club mosses, and whisk ferns; in some classifications considered a subdivision of Tracheophyta
division Spermatophyta, Spermatophyta - seed plants; comprises the Angiospermae (or Magnoliophyta) and Gymnospermae (or Gymnospermophyta); in some classification systems Spermatophyta is coordinate with Pteridophyta (spore producing plants having vascular tissue and roots) and Bryophyta (spore producing plants lacking vascular tissue and roots)
Phanerogamae - in former classification systems: one of two major plant divisions, including all seed-bearing plants; superseded by the division Spermatophyta
Cryptogamia - in former classification systems: one of two major plant divisions, including all plants that do not bear seeds: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi
Pteropsida, subdivision Pteropsida - used in former classifications to include all ferns and flowering plants and divided into the three classes Filicinae and Gymnospermae and Angiospermae
subdivision Zygomycota, subdivision Zygomycotina, Zygomycota, Zygomycotina - division of fungi having sexually produced zygospores
division Gymnomycota, division Myxomycota, Gymnomycota, Myxomycota - slime molds; organisms having a noncellular and multinucleate creeping vegetative phase and a propagative spore-producing stage: comprises Myxomycetes and Acrasiomycetes; in some classifications placed in the kingdom Protoctista
Mastigomycota, Mastigomycotina, subdivision Mastigomycota, subdivision Mastigomycotina - fungi in which the spores and gametes are motile; in some systems placed in the Phycomycetes group with the Zygomycota
division Lichenes, Lichenes - comprising the lichens which grow symbiotically with algae; sometimes treated as an independent group more or less coordinate with algae and fungi
division Eumycota, Eumycota - true fungi; eukaryotic heterotrophic walled organisms; distinguished from Myxomycota (funguslike slime molds): comprises subdivisions Mastigomycotina; Zygomycotina; Ascomycotina; Basidiomycotina; Deuteromycotina (imperfect fungi)
Deuteromycota, Deuteromycotina, Fungi imperfecti, subdivision Deuteromycota, subdivision Deuteromycotina - large and heterogeneous form division of fungi comprising forms for which no sexually reproductive stage is known
Basidiomycota, Basidiomycotina, subdivision Basidiomycota, subdivision Basidiomycotina - comprises fungi bearing the spores on a basidium; includes Gasteromycetes (puffballs) and Tiliomycetes comprising the orders Ustilaginales (smuts) and Uredinales (rusts) and Hymenomycetes (mushrooms, toadstools, agarics and bracket fungi); in some classification systems considered a division of kingdom Fungi
Ascomycota, Ascomycotina, subdivision Ascomycota, subdivision Ascomycotina - a large subdivision of Eumycota including Hemiascomycetes and Plectomycetes and Pyrenomycetes and Discomycetes; sac fungi; in some classification systems considered a division of the kingdom Fungi
Lycophyta - used in some classifications for the class Lycopsida: club mosses
9.division - a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings
air unit - a military unit that is part of the airforce
wing - a unit of military aircraft
10.division - a group of ships of similar typedivision - a group of ships of similar type  
naval unit - a military unit that is part of a navy
11.division - an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed
long division - the operation of division in which the sequence of steps are indicated in detail
short division - the operation of division in which the sequence of steps is performed without writing them out
arithmetic operation - a mathematical operation involving numbers
12.division - the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
subdivision - the act of subdividing; division of something previously divided
septation - the division or partitioning of a cavity into parts by a septum
zoning - dividing an area into zones or sections reserved for different purposes such as residence and business and manufacturing etc

division

noun
1. separation, dividing, splitting up, detaching, partition, cutting up, bisection a division into two independent factions
2. sharing, sharing, distribution, assignment, rationing, allocation, allotment, apportionment the division of labour between workers and management
3. disagreement, split, breach, feud, rift, rupture, abyss, chasm, variance, discord, difference of opinion, estrangement, disunion the division between the prosperous west and the impoverished east
disagreement union, accord, peace, agreement, unity, harmony, concord
4. dividing line, border, boundary, divide, partition, demarcation, divider the division between North and South Korea
5. department, group, head, sector, branch, subdivision the sales division
6. part, bit, piece, section, sector, class, category, segment, portion, fraction, compartment Each was divided into several divisions.
Quotations
"If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand" Bible: St. Mark
Proverbs
"He who divides gets the worst share"

division

noun
1. The act or an instance of separating one thing from another:
2. The act of distributing or the condition of being distributed:
3. One of the parts into which something is divided:
4. A part of a family, tribe, or other group, or of such a group's language, that is believed to stem from a common ancestor:
5. A component of government that performs a given function:
6. A local unit of a business or an auxiliary controlled by such a business:
7. The condition of being divided, as in opinion:
Translations
إنْقِسامتَقْسيمتَقْسِيمفاصِلفِرْقَه
dělenídivizehranicenesouhlasoddělení
delingdivideringdivisionfordelinginddeling
divido
jakojakolaskukaariosapääjakso
podjela
osztás
ágreiningurdeilddeilingskil, mörkskipting; úthlutun
分割
분할
impartire
delenie
divizijaligaoddelekdelitevdeljenje
division
การแบ่ง
sự chia tách

division

[dɪˈvɪʒən]
A. N
1. (gen, Math) → división f; (= sharing) → reparto m, distribución f
division of labourdivisión f del trabajo
2. (Comm) (= department) → sección f
3. (Mil, Brit Police) → división f
4. (= partition) → separación f, división f; (= line) → línea f divisoria (Ftbl etc) → división f
5. (= conflict, discord) → discordia f
there is a division of opinion about thislas opiniones respecto a esto están divididas
6. (Brit) (Parl) → votación f
to call a divisionexigir una votación
approved without a divisionaprobado por unanimidad
B. CPD division sign N (Math) → signo m de división

division

[dɪˈvɪʒən] n
(MATHEMATICS)division f
to do division → faire les divisions
(= separation) → séparation f
the division of sth into sth → la séparation de qch en qch
(= sharing) → partage m, répartition f
division of labour → division du travail
(British) (FOOTBALL)division f
[company] → division f
(MILITARY) (= military unit) → division f
(= rift) → opposition f
the division between → l'opposition entre
(British) (POLITICS) (in parliament)vote m

division

n
(= act of dividing, state of being divided)Teilung f; (Math) → Teilen nt, → Division f; we’re learning divisionwir lernen Teilen or Dividieren; he can’t do divisioner kann nicht teilen or dividieren; the division of labour (Brit) or labor (US) → die Arbeitsteilung
(Mil) → Division f
(= result of dividing, in administration) → Abteilung f; (in box, case) → Fach nt; (= part)Teil m; (= category)Kategorie f; the bank’s European divisiondie für Europa zuständige Abteilung der Bank; the sales divisiondie Verkaufsabteilung
(= that which divides: in room) → Trennwand f; (fig: between social classes etc) → Schranke f; (= dividing line: lit, fig) → Trennungslinie f
(fig: = discord) → Uneinigkeit f
(Brit, Parl) to call for a divisioneine Abstimmung durch Hammelsprung verlangen
(Sport) → Liga f

division

[dɪˈvɪʒn] n (gen) → divisione f (Brit) (Ftbl) → serie f inv
to call a division (Parliament) → procedere alla votazione, passare ai voti

divide

(diˈvaid) verb
1. to separate into parts or groups. The wall divided the garden in two; The group divided into three when we got off the bus; We are divided (= We do not agree) as to where to spend our holidays.
2. (with between or among) to share. We divided the sweets between us.
3. to find out how many times one number contains another. 6 divided by 2 equals 3.
diˈviders noun plural
a measuring instrument used in geometry.
divisible (diˈvizəbl) adjective
able to be divided. 100 is divisible by 4.
division (diˈviʒən) noun
1. (an) act of dividing.
2. something that separates; a dividing line. a ditch marks the division between their two fields.
3. a part or section (of an army etc). He belongs to B division of the local police force.
4. (a) separation of thought; disagreement.
5. the finding of how many times one number is contained in another.
divisional (diˈviʒənl) adjective
of a division. The soldier contacted divisional headquarters.

divisible,

division

etc see divide

division

تَقْسِيم dělení deling Teilung διαίρεση división jako division podjela divisione 分割 분할 splitsing deling dzielenie divisão разделение division การแบ่ง bölme sự chia tách 部门

di·vi·sion

n. división, desunión; separación.
References in classic literature ?
It was not all Paradise by any means, but everyone was better for the division of labor system.
Hawkeye gazed after the high-spirited and adventurous young man for several moments, in open admiration; then, shaking his head doubtingly, he turned, and led his own division of the party into the concealment of the forest.
A division which, in the whale, is much like halving an apple; there is no intermediate remainder.
And so, a member of the family she remained, and has held that position unchallenged ever since, and holds it now; for when my mother sent her here from San Bernardino when we learned that Cathy was coming, she only changed from one division of the family to the other.
Some were whittled to a sharp point, and slightly bent at the upper end, like a lady's finger; one monster sugar-loaf resembled a bishop's hat; it was too steep to hold snow on its sides, but had some in the division.
I was absent from Baltimore, for the purpose of valuation and division, just about one month, and it seemed to have been six.
Woodhouse was persuaded to think it a possible thing in preference to a division of the party.
After a few moments' chat, John Dashwood, recollecting that Fanny was yet uninformed of her sister's being there, quitted the room in quest of her; and Elinor was left to improve her acquaintance with Robert, who, by the gay unconcern, the happy self-complacency of his manner while enjoying so unfair a division of his mother's love and liberality, to the prejudice of his banished brother, earned only by his own dissipated course of life, and that brother's integrity, was confirming her most unfavourable opinion of his head and heart.
One afternoon (I had then been three weeks at Lowood), as I was sitting with a slate in my hand, puzzling over a sum in long division, my eyes, raised in abstraction to the window, caught sight of a figure just passing: I recognised almost instinctively that gaunt outline; and when, two minutes after, all the school, teachers included, rose en masse, it was not necessary for me to look up in order to ascertain whose entrance they thus greeted.
He then took a stone, struck down the division between two windows, and sprang in.
When I was sent for, in the usual course, on his death, I fully expected that the law would be left to make the customary division among his widow and his children.
If you will allow me to take the liberty of remarking that there are few comestibles better, in their way, than a Devil, and that I believe, with a little division of labour, we could accomplish a good one if the young person in attendance could produce a gridiron, I would put it to you, that this little misfortune may be easily repaired.